Why This Self-Published Author Loves Traditional Publishing


#IndependentPublishing, Author Profile, Publishing, Self-Publishing

by Jane Steen, 10 Minute Novelist, self-published author I self-published my first novel in 2012, and since then I’ve published two more full-length novels and a short story. Despite the attitude of some writers (and, alas, some readers) that self-publishing is a second-best solution, I couldn’t be happier. I love the flexibility and freedom to […]

January 4, 2017

The Absolutely True Story Of How I Landed My First Book Deal, Got An Agent & Saw My Dreams Come True


Inspiration, Motivation, Self-Publishing

This is the unbelievably true account of how I got my agent, Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, who was my first choice of agents in the publishing industry. It’s one of those luck favors the prepared stories, one of those freak of nature stories that can’t be duplicated and will not exactly inspire hope into the un-agented masses. I […]

December 15, 2014

Interview with Author/Editor Bridget McKenna: How To Self-Edit Your Self-Published Book (So It’s So Good, She Won’t Be Able To Stop Reading!)


Craft, Interviews With Authors, Self-Publishing

“How Do I Make My Writing Better?” Ask an editor! Meet Editor/Author Bridget McKenna! Last spring, Bridget and I started a conversation about her article, “Why I Didn’t Keep Reading Your Book” Parts 1 & 2.  And then I had the idea that I wanted to interview her and I send her questions. Then she moved. […]

October 9, 2014